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Germany’s Baerbock urges faster aid ‘to avoid hunger crisis’ in Niger

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said urgent action is needed to combat hunger amid rising food prices and the devastating impact of climate change in Niger and other areas of the troubled Sahel region.

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